7 Ways to Combat Loneliness While Working Remotely

Learning how to work remotely is a challenge, learning how to combat loneliness while working remotely is even harder. We…

10 Tips to Help You Stay Productive While Working from Home

10 Tips to Help You Stay Productive While Working from Home There’s a very good chance that you are reading…

5 Key Strategies to Improve Employee Development

Five tips to improve employee development

6 Benefits of Training Your Administrative Professionals

Did you know your administrative professionals can become your executive's strategic business partner given the proper training? Read on to…

10 Tips for Self Awareness for Executive Assistants

Becoming self-aware can be a challenge, but luckily, we've developed some simple tips that will help make it easier.

How to Manage Conflict at Work in Seven Steps

Managing conflict can be complicated. We break it down into seven easy steps.

The Executive Assistant’s Guide to Using Social Media Like a Pro

You aren't going to want to miss these tips and tricks on how to optimize social media as an executive…

20 Project Management Tools That Executive Assistants Shouldn’t Live Without

You shouldn't be living without these project management tools!

One of the Best Executive Assistant Skills You Need to Know

If you've ever wondered how to get five minutes with your executive every day, have no fear. We've got you…

All The Corporate Travel Booking Tools You’ll Ever Need

After reading this list, you will have all of the corporate travel tips you'll ever need to keep your executive…

Avoiding Job Burnout as an Executive Assistant

Have you been feeling on the verge of burnout lately? Check out our tips and tricks to avoid job burnout.

Calendar Management Tips

Has your company recently shifting from using Microsoft products to Google's G Suite? If so, you're in luck. We have…

Board Meeting Minutes: A How To Guide For Executive Assistants

Board meetings are an essential and legal part of many organizations, which is why board minutes are extremely important. We…

Tips and Tricks For Effective Communication in the Workplace

Effective communication in the workplace can help build relationships and drive productivity for any organization. Learn some tricks now!

How To Stop Apologizing At Work

Do you ever feel like you apologize too much at work? ELS experts are here to help you overcome saying…

Strategies for Managing Stress at Work

Managing stress as an executive assistant can be challenging! Hear from experts on how to manage stress - tips that…

How To Deal With A Toxic Executive (And How To Know When It’s Time To Leave)

Dealing with any toxic environment or person is tough, but what happens when it's your own executive? We break down…

5 Tools All Top Executive Assistants Need

Sure, you know Google Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Microsoft Groups. But have you mastered the automation awesomeness of Zapier or…

How Can Executive Assistants Add Value to the Business?

We’re BACK with another round of Q&A with the one, the only Al-Husein Madhany. If you haven’t yet, be sure…

What Every EA Should Know during their First 90 Days in Supporting a CEO

If you don’t know Al-Husein Madhany, you should. ASAP. Not only is he a captivating motivational speaker, but Al-Husein (or…

How to Be Better at Developing Relationships

To help us boost our connector confidence, we called on Lisa Olsen, CEO of Admin to Admin, a training and…

I Attended ELS Forum and Here’s What Happened

Our very own Julia Ford-Carther, new to our team, attended ELS Forum: New York City. Here, she shares her experience…

This Beats Leaning In to Get Ahead as an Executive Assistant

At the beginning of the year we interviewed Melba Duncan, CEO at the Duncan Group, about managing up and how…

Five Things Assistants Should Never Think About

As an executive assistant, your life can start to feel like a road that's crammed sprinkled with surprises tasks at…

5 Self-Motivation Tools for Executive Assistants

As an assistant, you’re not tethered to the pace of you of your executive. Explore how the best assistants are…

The Importance of Making International Connections through Networking

As an executive assistant, you have a pulse on the organization and serve as the right-hand to your executive. Building…

ELS Success Story: Christina Machado

Christina Machado, Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO at Fattmerchant, Orlando, shares her experience at an ELS event.

The Executive Assistant Guide to Personal Branding on Social Media With Al-Husein Madhany

In order for executive assistants to step up as business leaders within their organizations, it’s prevalent they have strong personal…

Shrinking but Clear, the Pay Gap is Still Here

In 2018, women earned around 80 cents to every dollar a man made. It’s 2019, on Equal Pay Day, and…

6 Questions Assistants Should Ask Their Boss

Jeremy Burrows asked asked several executives a simple question; “What’s one thing you wish your assistant would do more of?”…

Pushing Setbacks Aside, Discovering Your Career Roadmap

Are you struggling to find a path in your EA career? Julie Perrine, Speaker, Trainer, Author, and the CEO of…

Tips to Setting Career Goals and Sticking to Them

Sophia Denton, founder of myEAcoach – empowering network for EAs that focuses on professional development – paired up with Ashley…

What’s Happened After #TimesUp?

The Times Up movement has impacted assistants across the world. It’s impossible to ignore the harassment that many assistants have…

The Executive Assistant Guide to Personal Branding on Social Media

In order for executive assistants to step up as business leaders within their organizations, it’s prevalent they have a strong…

How to Build an Executive Assistant Community in your City

I’m sure you’ve wondered at one point or another, “Why isn’t there an executive assistant community in my city?” Ike…

The story behind Boston Executive Assistants + The Assistants Hub

Vanessa Farino started a movement and powerhouse organization with Boston Executive Assistants in 2016. Here's the story on how she…

How to Embrace Artificial Intelligence as an Executive Assistant: Interview with Diana Brandl

Day-to-day, we see artificial intelligence most prominently in the form of Alexa or Google Home. As AI advances, there is…

8 Stress Breakers That Actually Work

Today’s executive assistants are expected to make the impossible possible, but even these office superheroes sometimes need some internal rescuing.…

Event Plan Like a Project Manager Extraordinaire

As an assistant, are you looking to improve your event planning process? By treating each event like a project manager,…

How to Embrace Artificial Intelligence as an Executive Assistant

Are Google Home and Alexa going to take over your job? Rhonda Scharf, Speaker, Consultant, and Author, expands on the…

The Seven Cs of Administrative Professionals

Essential tips and actions to own your career path and start creating a strategy to advance.

Everything Right And Wrong with The Devil Wears Prada

Was the role of an assistant accurately portrayed in the Devil Wears Prada? We dive into the differences between Hollywood…

How to Thrive When a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss Changes

How do you navigate the uncertain landscape when your executive leaves? Elaine Holmquist, Senior Executive Assistant for a global pharmaceutical…

PM 101: What Executive Assistants Need to Know

Project management (PM) is an essential skill for executive assistants. Not only does PM education/certification help you get a seat…

Ethics for Executive Assistants

What ethical responsibilities need to be upheld by executive assistants? Does the landscape of responsibility change when held to a…

The Assistant’s Guide to Structuring an Executive’s Time

The Harvard business review recently published a study on time management for CEOs. Some may be wondering where executive assistants…

Resume Building Do’s and Don’ts For the Executive Assistant Career

Building a resume can be a daunting task. To make for a seamless resume reboot, we’ve put together a dos…

Personal Branding LinkedIn Mistakes You Are Probably Making

Whether you are looking to step into leadership and grow within your role, or are looking to pursue new career…

Tips and Tricks for the Diligent Note Taker

For executive assistants (EAs) and others, note taking can seem like a tedious activity that doesn’t differ far from the…

How to Navigate the Multi-Generational Workplace: A Guide for Executive Assistants

In offices across the world, there are currently three generations working side-by-side. As executive assistants are exposed to numerous facets…

Fueling Passion in Your Career: The Road to Becoming a Celebrity Assistant

Don’t we all want to be excited to go to work? Where do we find that high-level of satisfaction? Patrick…

Fueling Passion in Your Career

Deesha Dyer is a speaker, writer, Creative Event and Strategy consultant, and most notably known as the former Obama Administration…

Tips for Juggling More Than One Executive

The trend has started, and it’s not stopping. Catherine Groswird, Sr. Executive Assistant at Mozilla shares her advice for executive…

Looking Back to Look Forward

Trish Stevens Stadler, Executive Assistant/Manager Tata Communications, retraces the steps of her career that led her to her true calling…

Debbie Gross: A Career Road Map

How does one take their career to the next level? Although there isn’t a tried and true roadmap that guides…

How To Negotiate Your Worth: A Step-By-Step Guide With Bonnie Low-Kramen

95-98% of assistants are female, and in general, highly underpaid. Workplace expert, Bonnie Low-Kramen, shares a step-by-step guide on how…

How to Effectively Manage Up: An Infographic

Looking to start managing up today? Learn through this simple infographic by managing up expert and author, Mary Abbajay.

Why the Assistant Role is Female Dominated

It’s 2018, and secretary is still the top job for women. The job description has drastically changed, but, it begs…

The Key to Managing Up as an Executive Assistant

Facilitating a collaborative relationship with an emphasis on a shared purpose is key to being a successful strategic assistant. Melba…

#Timesup, Now What?

Assistants make up the backbone of all industries - industries that don't have award shows to verbalize or visualize their…

Sharpening Critical Thinking Skills with Al-Husein Madhany

Our leaders and executives all possess strong critical thinking skills. Isn’t it just as important that we sharpen these skills,…

Strategic Business Partner vs. Leader

What's truly the difference between being a strategic business partner to your executive and being an influential leader? Rhonda Scharf…

Becoming a Respected Member of the Leadership Team

Five steps towards becoming a respected member of the leadership team for executive assistants.

The Assistant’s Guide: Navigating Situations When You’re Out of the Loop

Patrick Healy, President of New York Celebrity Assistants, provides his advice, tips and tricks for navigating out of the loop…

Building a Strategic Executive and Executive Assistant Relationship

Hilani Ellis, Founder of Exceptional Admins, LLC, provides insight on how to build a strategic business partnership between and executive…

Honing Emotional Intelligence to Guide Communication

Sarah Chase, COO of Alda Communication Training, provides insight on how to nourish and guide conversation to get the outcome…

Why Professional Development Is the Perfect Gift

With Administrative Professionals’ Day this week, it urges the question, what’s a gift that reflects the multi-faceted and difficult job…

Fluency of Thought and Flexibility of Action: The Assistant’s Guide to Developing a Plan C During Travel

Patrick Healy, President of New York Celebrity Assistants, shares his insight, advice, and technology must-haves for the top 6 scenarios…

Fluency of Thought and Flexibility of Action: The Assistant’s Guide to Scheduling

Fluency of Thought and Flexibility of Action: The Assistant’s Guide to Developing a Plan C   When Scheduling Executive assistants…

Fluency of Thought and Flexibility of Action: The Assistant’s Guide to Project Management

Patrick Healy, President of New York Celebrity Assistants, provides his advice, tips and tricks for navigating project management in an…

Fluency of Thought and Flexibility of Action: The Assistant’s Guide to Event Planning

Patrick Healy, President of New York Celebrity Assistants, provides his advice, tips and tricks for navigating event planning in an…

The Assistant’s Role in Building a Winning Company Culture: Perspective from an Administrative Business Partner at Google

The role of executive assistants have dynamically expanded over the last several years, and now more than ever, EAs are…

Building a partnership takes an awareness of your EQ

As assistants, more often than not, we don’t take into consideration at the interview stage the importance of ensuring that…